Gold medalist Jamie Gray describes win as 'best feeling ever'

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U.S. Olympian Jamie Gray visit the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 4, 2012. (Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)



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LONDON -- Chesley McNeil caught up with Jamie Gray in London Monday morning, two days after she won the gold medal in the women's 50m rifle.

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Gray is the assistant rifle coach at Columbus State University, where fellow Olympian Jon Hall is working on his degree.

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She described winning the gold medal as "awesome -- it's the best feeling ever!"

The 28-year-old Pennsylvania native set an Olympic record of 691.9 in her event, beating silver medalist Ivana Maksimovic of Serbia by 4.4 points. Now, the champion gets a chance to relax; she told Chesley she watched both table tennis and beach volleyball after her win.

"Are we going to see you in Rio?" Chesley asked.

"Definitely," Gray replied.

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